Meet Rigby. Last Spring, Sam and I decided to buy a pet because I was getting lonely during the day and wanted some company around the house. He was student teaching at the time, and his supervising teacher had a chinchilla named Oscar in her classroom. Sam came home talking about how cute he was, and the next thing I knew I was sending an email to a breeder in Midland.
Two months later, Rigby was ready to come home. He was so tiny and fluffy! I fell in love right away. The first time I lost him in the house sent me into tears for hours. He’s sneaky and ornery and completely adorable.
Right now he’s learning simple commands for treats. He’s pretty darn smart for a little fluffball. As far as pets go, he’s great. We love him even though he loves chewing on Xbox controllers (something Sam loves) and old books (something I love). That says a lot right there.
Also, chinchillas are the closest you can get to actually owning a Pokemon, so there’s that, too. :)